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Ezekiel’s Parable of the Vine
Jerusalem and Israel are compared elsewhere in Scripture to a cultivated vine, bearing or expected to bear fruit. Ezekiel’s similitude, however, is that of the wild vine (Ezekiel 15:2, RV), regarded simply as a tree. It is the most worthless of trees. Its wood is of no use for any purpose, being too weak even to make a peg of. A vine branch that happens to be half-burnt is even more worthless than it was before. Jerusalem is such a half-burnt vine, already charred by the first captivity. It is only fit for fuel, and will be wholly consumed.
2. Or than a branch] RV ’the vine branch.’
7. From one fire, and another fire] RV ’from the fire, but the fire.’ Jerusalem has survived one captivity, but will be overtaken by a second and final disaster.
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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 15". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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